Stainless Steel 304 Grade Wire
The Crazy Wire Company are long established as Europe’s preferred suppliers of top quality stainless steel 304 grade wire. We have enormous stock levels at all times, as we use this wire to weave our marine grade woven mesh products.
Stainless steel 304 grade wire measures 0.32mm (28AWG) and is ideal for use across industries due to its robustness and versatility. Precision-crafted, this wire harnesses the inherent qualities of stainless steel 304, which is renowned for its corrosion resistance, strength, and excellent formability. Having a diameter of 0.32mm, it’s flexible and suitable for intricate work, while its 28AWG specification ensures that it can handle significant loads, making it durable. In environments with constant moisture exposure, this wire is particularly useful because of its resistance to rust and staining. As a result of its resilience, it has found applications in a variety of industries, including construction, automotive, and arts and crafts. In addition, its durability means it will last for a long time, reducing the need for frequent replacements. This wire is also non-reactive, so even when it comes in contact with harmful chemicals, it will not degrade. Therefore, it is perfect for chemical industries.
We provide a comprehensive range of sizes tailored to meet diverse needs. The wire diameters range from a delicate 0.08mm up to a more robust 0.87mm. These sizes correspond to American Wire Gauge (AWG) standards from 40AWG down to 20AWG. To assist with electrical applications, it’s noteworthy that our wire resistances vary from 252.17 Ωm at the finest size, decreasing to 1.2 Ωm as the wire diameter increases.
Specification of this product:
- Diameter -0.32mm (320 Micron – 28 AWG)
- Ohms/ft – 8.87
These specifications not only testify to the wire’s adaptability but also its capacity to fulfill specific requirements in both craftsmanship and technology. When you choose our stainless steel wire, you’re investing in reliability, precision, and quality. Whether you’re working on intricate designs or establishing firm connections, this product ensures you have the best material at your fingertips.
Why Use The Crazy Wire Company
- Quality of products: The Crazy Wire Company always offer high-quality products that meet industry standards and customer expectations.
- Selection: We offer a wide variety of wire products and sizes to meet the diverse needs of our customers. We have more than 600 products available through our site and counting.
- Price: We always offer the best value possible. Our wires are available as part of our major weaving processes, so it is bought at the best possible rate.
- Availability: Our products are kept in house and are ready to ship immediately.
- Customer service: Our experienced staff help our customers feel confident in their purchases and provide assistance when required.
What Else Is Available?
We also offer stainless steel in ribbon and flat wire options.
The choice is virtually endless!
FAQs About This Wire
Are There Any Chemicals That Can Corrode Stainless Steel 304 Grade Wire?
Stainless steel 304 grade is renowned for its corrosion resistance, but it can be challenged by certain chemicals and conditions. The chlorides found in salts can cause pitting corrosion, especially in high concentrations, making the 304 grade less suitable for marine environments than grades like 316. Hydrochloric and sulfuric acids, particularly at high concentrations, can corrode this grade. The material is also susceptible to sensitisation, which weakens its resistance when exposed to temperatures above 800°F (427°C). When exposed to extremely alkaline solutions for a long period of time, corrosion can also occur. Corrosion resistance of stainless steel 304 can decrease in oxygen-deprived, or reducing environments. Moreover, certain industrial processes that reduce its protective chromium oxide layer can also cause corrosion. While stainless steel 304 is versatile, understanding its limitations is crucial for its longevity, and a more corrosion-resistant grade might be appropriate in highly corrosive environments.
Is the Stainless Steel 304 Grade Wire Flexible for Bending?
Yes, stainless steel 304 grade wire is flexible for bending, especially when considering its thin diameter of 0.32mm (28AWG). The flexibility allows it to be shaped and formed for various applications without breaking. However, it’s essential to note that while it’s flexible, stainless steel 304 has a limit to how much it can be bent back and forth before work-hardening occurs. Work-hardening can make the wire more brittle and susceptible to breaking. The flexibility combined with its corrosion resistance and strength makes stainless steel 304 grade wire suitable for a range of uses, from intricate designs in jewelry-making to industrial applications where bending is required. Proper tools and techniques should be used to ensure clean and precise bends without compromising the wire’s integrity.
What Are Common Applications for Stainless Steel 304 Grade Wire?
Stainless steel 304 grade wire, given its unique combination of durability, corrosion resistance, and flexibility, is versatile and has been employed in a myriad of applications. Some common uses include:
- Construction: Used as tie wire or support wire in various building projects.
- Fencing: Employed in the creation of mesh or barriers, especially where resistance to environmental factors is crucial.
- Crafts and Jewelry: Its flexibility and aesthetic appeal make it a favorite for crafting intricate designs.
- Cable Rigging: Used in creating durable cables for various rigging applications.
- Wire Cloth: For sifting and filtration in various industries, especially where chemical resistance is required.
- Medical Devices: Its biocompatibility allows for its use in making certain medical instruments and implants.
- Springs: In devices where elasticity combined with strength is essential.
- Electronics: Used as a component in various electronic devices due to its conductive properties.
- Automotive: In parts where durability and resistance to environmental factors are crucial.
- Agriculture: Used in trellising systems or as support wires for plants.
- Household Items: Used in making durable and aesthetically pleasing household goods, like wire racks and shelving.
- Marine: Though not as resistant as 316 grade in saline environments, it’s still used in certain marine applications where higher grade stainless steel isn’t necessary.
The Crazy Wire Company is a leading UK based supplier of nichrome, FeCrAl, and stainless steel wires. We specialise in rapid delivery to any location around the country. Our factory is located in Warrington, which is the historic home of the UK’s wire industry.
Check out our blog ‘What You Need To Know About: Stainless Steel Wires’ for more information on resistance wire in general. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers.
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